Wang Jin, Baidu’s senior vice-president (SVP) and former general manager of the company’s autonomous driving unit, announced today that he will resign from Baidu in April and start his own company, local media is reporting (in Chinese).

Wang confirmed his resignation at a conference held today by Angel Plus, reportedly an investor backing Wang’s new firm.

The announcement came on the heels of the resignation of the company’s AI expert Andrew Ng last week, also making Wang the second one leaving the company among the five senior executives who report to new COO Lu Qi.

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Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.